Course of Nonstutterers' Disfluency Adaptation During 15 Consecutive Oral Readings of the Same Material Each of 20 adult male nonstutterers read the 331-word “Rainbow Passage” 15 consecutive times. The mean number of instances of disfluency during each of the 15 readings was determined. The initial course of the nonstutterers' adaptation was reflected in a negatively accelerating curve. The greatest amount of adaptation occurred on ... Research Article
Research Article  |   June 01, 1970
Course of Nonstutterers' Disfluency Adaptation During 15 Consecutive Oral Readings of the Same Material
 
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  • Franklin H. Silverman
    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Illinois
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Research Article   |   June 01, 1970
Course of Nonstutterers' Disfluency Adaptation During 15 Consecutive Oral Readings of the Same Material
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1970, Vol. 13, 382-386. doi:10.1044/jshr.1302.382
History: Received March 13, 1969
 
Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, June 1970, Vol. 13, 382-386. doi:10.1044/jshr.1302.382
History: Received March 13, 1969

Each of 20 adult male nonstutterers read the 331-word “Rainbow Passage” 15 consecutive times. The mean number of instances of disfluency during each of the 15 readings was determined. The initial course of the nonstutterers' adaptation was reflected in a negatively accelerating curve. The greatest amount of adaptation occurred on the first repetition, and most of the adaptation occurred in the early readings. The curve reached a minimum on the ninth reading. This suggests that the course of non-stutterers' disfluency adaptation during oral reading possesses the four characteristics considered by Wingate (1966) to be descriptive of the course of stutterers' adaptation. Several implications are discussed.

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